Dunelm names former Evans Cycles boss Nick Wilkinson as its new CEO

- Leadership - Dec 21, 2017

Dunelm, the UK's leading homewares retailer, has announced the appointment of Nick Wilkinson as its new Chief Executive.

Wilkinson succeeds John Browett, who stepped down from the role in August. As illustrated in the company's statement, Wilkinson has extensive retail experience across a number of consumer brands.

Most recently he was Chief Executive of Evans Cycles, the UK's leading cycling specialist, a position he held for five years.

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Prior to this he was Chief Executive of Maxeda DIY, a Belgian and Dutch home improvement retailer while he also spent eight years with Dixons Retail, where he was Group Buying Director and MD of Currys.

"I am delighted with Nick's appointment," said Dunelm chairman Andy Harrison. "He brings an excellent retail skill-set with multi-channel experience across a number of consumer sectors and geographies.

"We are confident that Nick's proven business leadership and track record will help us to deliver our ambitious plans for growth in market share and creation of substantial value for shareholders."

Wilkinson added: "I am really looking forward to working with the fantastic team at Dunelm and leading the company into its next exciting chapter."

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